How to use Lyft in Detroit and using it to DTW (Detroit’s airport)

February 20, 2016 / 1 comment

Lyft brands itself as your friendly neighborhood ride-sharing service and it’s grown significantly in Detroit. Launched as a mobile app in the summer of 2012 as a service of Zimride, it has grown exponentially ever since.

Quick guide to using Lyft in Minneapolis-St. Paul (and $50 code)

February 14, 2016 / 0 comments

There have been some exciting innovations to the personal transportation industry in the last decade. One of those innovations is the advent of rideshare companies such like Uber and Lyft. In this post, we’ll focus specically on Lyft (because I dislike Uber).

Lyft can pickup passengers from LAX now (w/$50 code)

December 22, 2015 / 0 comments

For more than two years, Lyft and Uber have been able to drop off, but not pick up from LAX. That’s until tomorrow when travelers will be able to request a Lyft from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) legally.

How to fix your TVPad service (when it isn’t your internet connection)

December 20, 2015 / 3 comments

As best you’ve can, you’ve determined your TVPad device is working just fine; there’s just a blank, black screen. If you can get to the screen and select an app, it never conects.

TVPad with no signal? Here’s why your TVPad isn’t working

December 19, 2015 / 4 comments

Has your TVPad not been receiving a signal? The good news is that it’s probably not your fault. Thousands of TVPad users are being blocked and receiving no signal even though the device is on and their internet connection is good.

How to force Chromecast to recognize video files on your Android phone

December 6, 2015 / 2 comments

From movies to TV shows, downloading video has never been easier or faster. Earlier today, I downloaded a 600 MB one-hour video in fewer than seven minutes… on my phone.

Is it safe to use Tiket.com to book Indonesian flights from U.S.?

December 3, 2015 / 8 comments

With an itinerary set for a trip to Indonesia, I wanted to start booking my internal flights to Yogyakarta and Bali within the country.

TVPad Remotes: Here’s what the remote looked like for TVPads 1-4

December 1, 2015 / 0 comments

Before TVPad was shut down by a lawsuit last month, the streaming TV device maker released four models of their popular TVPad.

What to do with the “TVpad user does not exist” error message?

November 28, 2015 / 1 comment

This problem doesn’t show up as often with bigger TVPad problems out there, but if you run across the “TVpad user does not exist” error message, here’s how to fix it.

What are the best TVPad alternatives?

November 27, 2015 / 2 comments

Now that TVPad is no longer, how can you stream shows from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Korea?

It costs approximately $32 to take a Lyft to/from LGA to Lower Manhattan

November 24, 2015 / 1 comment

If you follow this site (wow, your life) then you know that I am a big proponent of Lyft and especially when compared to Uber. Specifically, when I do use Lyft, I use their “Line” service because it’s economically sensible.

Problem with TVPad? Use this workaround to get TVPad working again

November 22, 2015 / 5 comments

As we mentioned in a previous post, TVPad users are experiencing problems due to the the company being sued and shut down by a lawsuit brought by TVB, The Dish Network and CCTV, among others.

How to change the DNS on TVPad

November 19, 2015 / 13 comments

With TVPad being court-ordered to shut down, thousands of their users have been left with a device that no longer works.

How does Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ work and know my location?

November 15, 2015 / 0 comments

Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ feature has been receiving attention after the social media company activated it after the┬áParis attacks.

How to stop continuous Google Drive “uploading file” notification on Android phones

November 13, 2015 / 0 comments

I’ve experienced a weird quirk a couple times when uploading into Google Drive on my Android.

TVPad not working? The TV box was blocked and shut down by lawsuits

November 11, 2015 / 16 comments

Is your TVPad not working? You’re not alone. Many TVPad users have been reporting that their streaming device is offline and it isn’t user error.

Can Akismet scan old comments for spam and clear them out retroactively?

November 5, 2015 / 3 comments

I run a couple different websites on WordPress and for one reason or another, Akismet is deactivated which results in dozens of spam comments flooding in.

Review: Portable Turntable/Record Player (Denim) from 1byOne

October 27, 2015 / 0 comments

Who doesn’t like a little throwback, retro and vintage? I recently received portable turntable with built-in speakers in a denim-colored, briefcase-style case.

You can still get $20 off on TodayTix tickets with this code

October 15, 2015 / 2 comments

A few weeks ago, we wrote about TodayTix cutting their referral credit in half, from $20 to $10 when a new user used a promo code to buy tickets through the app.

How much money can publishers earn from Google Consumer Surveys?

October 13, 2015 / 0 comments

Consumer Surveys is an advertising product from Google in which visitors answer survey questions before they view content on a website using Consumer Surveys.

Why you should take a Lyft (Line) from JFK to Manhattan

October 6, 2015 / 5 comments

Those of you that read this site know that I prefer Lyft over Uber and specifically, the Lyft Line service is an efficient and reasonable transportation option.

Lyft increases ‘Lyft Line’ fares to $8 in New York City

October 5, 2015 / 1 comment

Lyft has been threatening to end their $5 Lyft Line promotion for a few months now and they’ve finally pulled the plug on the five buck fares in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

I love using Lyft Line, but good luck getting a car during “Prime Time”

October 4, 2015 / 0 comments

From the $5 hotspots to 10-minute match, it’s no secret that I much prefer Lyft Line over regular Lyft, and certainly over Uber.

AMEX eCertificates system down: customers having trouble redeeming gift cards

October 2, 2015 / 0 comments

If you’ve tried using an American Express eCertificate you bought with your AMEX Membership Rewards Points recently, you might have run into trouble the last couple of days.